Energy Efficiency (May 2020)

May 12-13, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AstenJohnson Eupen, Belgium
Buschbergerweg 46-50
4700 Eupen, BELGIUM
Jeff Landry

Course description

AstenJohnson University (AJU) was established in 2005 as one way to invest in the development of future papermakers and to provide a forum of learning and sharing of common business practices. AstenJohnson invites you to attend the upcoming 2 days “Energy Efficiency” Session in Eupen, Belgium


Provide knowledge based training to mill based personnel in all aspects of papermaking; a forum for learning and the sharing of common business practices.

Who should attend?

The training session is created to address the needs of individuals relatively new to papermaking, those with one to five years of experience in a mill. The training is well suited for new process engineers and technicians as well as new machine operators and new shift managers. Additionally, those with extensive hands-on experience but little formal technical training will benefit from this session.

Process Engineers and Technicians

Introduction to engineering principles in papermaking.

Practical energy saving ideas to bring back to your paper mill.

Paper machine clothing considerations with equipment and paper grade requirements.


Optimizing paper machine set-up (emphasis in dryer section).

Paper machine troubleshooting.


In depth view of the dry end of the paper machine.

Influence of paper machine clothing on machine performance.

Purchasing Personnel

Consideration of value added performance on the paper machine when purchasing clothing.

OEE improvements by selecting optimum clothing designs.

Course Duration: Two Days

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Early evening social gathering; presenters available for individual discussion.



The tuition is €600.00 and covers your hotel room (May 11-13), meals, all training materials and includes a copy of the highly anticipated Paper Machine Clothing Second Edition Book.



  • Safety in the Dryer Section
  • Fundamentals of Drying - Financial Impact
  • Hood Performance and Sheet Stability
  • Roundtable - Problem Solving
  • Dryer Fabrics Characteristics and Influence on Energy
  • Energy Audits
  • Reducing Drag Load in the Forming Section
  • Steam & Condensate System - Proper Efficient Operation
  • Syphon & Spoiler Bars
  • Seaming Dryer Fabrics and Repairs - Practical Session
  • Dryer Fabric Installation, guiding and care
  • Maintenance - Getting the most of your Dryer Fabrics
  • Plant Tour (optional)

Detailed logistics of the training will be provided upon your enrollment. The registration form should be completed and returned to

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